This online, nine-week course is intended to provide current and future engineers working in the distributed energy industry with the information they need to design products that incorporate secure communication networking and deploy networks that incorporate these products. The course will also cover considerations associated with integrating the operations of utilities and network aggregators.
People with different backgrounds will experience different learning outcomes. For electrical engineers specializing in computing and data communication, the course will impart knowledge pertaining to Distributed Energy Resource (DER) physical functions and their relationship to communication protocols. For electrical engineers specializing in power engineering will impart knowledge pertaining to information protocols and how they map to physical functions. For others, the course will impart a basic understanding of power engineering and data communication in the DER domain.